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Flagstaff City Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Attended a business conference at the Flagstaff City Inn. I was advised the night before, as I had rung to specifically enquire, that parking was available. Arrived for conference early next morning and was told in no uncertain terms parking was not available. The owner was yelling, was absolutely rude, threatening and was banging his fists on the counter telling me there was not any parking, when I had been told the opposite. I was absolutely flawed at his response to the subject and how he went about dealing with it. I would never want to step foot into this place again.

This motel is rated 3 stars but if you're looking for a bed, bathroom and somewhere to make breakfast this is very comfortable and very clean. The room is serviced daily or you can opt for it not to be. The bathroom is clean and has plenty of room to move but shares the toilet as well. It stocks hair dryer, tissues, shampoo conditioner extra towels face washer. There is a fee if you leave make up on towels etc after washing. There is cobble stone path way leading to the rooms which can be noisey at night time when you're trying to sleep if someone new is coming in to their room wheeling bags and luggage across the cobble stones. I've stayed here many times and this has only happened to me once! There is air con and heating, it's old style and can be noisey. Not good to leave it on over night as the noise can keep you awake. There is a bar to have a drink at although I feel like I'm in the way if I use the bar so find it better to grab a drink and take back to my room. This motel is close to Witches in Britches, Queen Vic Market, Southern Cross station is a short walk along with the CBD. Bus stop is on the corner (a 1minute walk) to catch a tram is a short walk away. Close to anything in East Melb. 90% of my stays here have been very satisfactory and like I said before, I will definitely be staying here again. The customer service is top notch. The people working at the motel are very friendly and very helpful.

We were here for 4 nights. Halfway through the stay the room below us had an electrical fire and our room started to fill with smoke. Luckily we had just woken from a nap and smelt the smoke and saw it coming out of the walls in the bathroom and kitchen. No fire or smoke alarms were going off to notify anyone it was happening. They refunded the last 2 nights after offering us the room next door while there was smoke still pouring out of the room below. They just did not know how to handle the emergency situation. The manager also told me not to call the fire department while I was in the phone to 000. I’m assuming to save the call out fee from the fire department or he was worried about the laundry sitting in stairwells which are fire exits. I ignored and the fire department still arrived anyway which was a good. If we’d still been asleep when the smoke started filling the room we might not be here to write this review. AVOID this death trap at all costs!

Our room had stained chairs, filthy bench top in bathroom, blood stains in the wardrobe, cutlery was bent, face washers were stained. We ended up leaving. This is NOT a three and a half star hotel. Room 102 - putrid, sub-standard. Absolutely filthy.

Budget accommodation close to Spencer St railway. Room was tidy with basic facilities. Staff were pleasant and gave directions to local attractions. Would stay again for 1 night stop over for a single person.

Clean and neat rooms, very basic, no elevators and a bit of a multi level rabbit warren to get around. Met our needs for one night. Dont rely on being able to park your car in the car park, we arrived 2hours before check in started and the car park was already full!!

This is a good place for a quick 1 or 2 nights stay. Our room was clean, reasonable size for 2 - comfy bed. Had all the necessities you need. Was close to the road so traffic a bit noisy. Wifi free and parking but tight. Close walking to some local restaurants. Try the Indian place (OM) around the corner. We were quite happy with our stay.

Great location for city visit. Close to public transport and Queen Victoria Markets. Stayed for four nights, rooms refreshed daily l, little courtyard or balcony chairs to sit outside. Continental breakfast and small bar available downstairs. Reasonably priced, friendly staff, hot water, clean sheets and comfortable beds.

The staff is very rude and no courtesy !!! If u check out over the time around 30mins, the staff will directly kick your room door and said 'GET OUT NOW' !!! I stay for six nights and they only change the towel for me never clean the room!! If u want have a nice holidays in Melbourne better don't choose this hotel!! I think this is the bad hotel service in the world !!! Never second time if my life!!!!!

This is the worst hotel I have stayed in. The rooms were dirty, the windows didn't even lock. Asked for the rooms not to be made up - as no sign to put on the door - but they still came in. Milk was out of date. No parking - but was told there was - but as it was full, had to park on the road and move before 7am

45 Dudley Street West Melbourne VIC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Queen Victoria Market
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Melbourne Central Business District within a short walk of Queen Victoria Market, Flagstaff City Inn is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as RMIT University. This 42-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located in central West Melbourne, the hotel is also near Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Central.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 42 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Flagstaff City Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle during limited hours for AUD 18 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Room options

Executive Twin Studio Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Suite

Full 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

31% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 160 reviews